Southwest Curiosities

Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

Book Description

The Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, and the wide-open desert may stand out as prominent Southwest features, but this region is also home to bizarre places, personalities, events, and phenomena.  These unique and quirky aspects are humorously displayed in Southwest Curiosities, a cross between a wacky news gazette, an almanac, and a humorous travel guide. Amusing stories and unique black and white photographs make this the perfect read for travelers, residents, and anyone interested in adventure and a good laugh.     


Southwest Curiosities is part of a GPP homegrown series of state-specific books that describe, with humor and affection—and a healthy dose of attitude—the oddest, quirkiest, and most outlandish places, personalities, events, and phenomena found within the state’s borders and in the chronicles of its history.  The series provides a fun and accessible read for travelers and non travelers alike—a great armchair book with quirky black and white photographs throughout and maps for each region.  

About Lowe, Sam

Sam Lowe migrated in 1969 from his native North Dakota to the Southwest, where he has written for a variety of newspapers and magazines. He is the author of Arizona Curiosities, New Mexico Curiosities, and You Know You’re in Arizona (all GPP).